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Kaelan Freund
Kaelan  Freund


Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

High School:


Mechanical Engineering


No. 22 UVa Edges S&D

Freund leads Nittany Lions in race that comes down to the final event


Ryan Claims Silver, Two School Records Fall B1G Finale

Nittany Lions place seventh


Ryan Claims B1G Gold in 100 Back

Ryan smashes Big Ten and Penn State records; Garcia sets school record in 3-meter dive


MS&D Sixth After B1G Opening Relays

Nittany Lions swim provisional qualifier in 200 medley relay


Swimming & Diving Sweeps ‘Nova

Nittany Lions dominant in regular season finale

High School
Attended Chinook H.S. … Swam since age 12 with Lethbridge Amateur Swim Club under Coach Peter Schori … Competed in the 2016 Canadian Olympic Trials (200 IM) … Won five gold medals and one silver at the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games … Competed in the Alberta 2016 Provincial Championships and 2015 Calgary Speedmeet International … 2011 North American Challenge Cup Competitor … Earned four gold medals, five silvers and three bronze competing in the Canadian Age Group Championships (2012-14) … 2014 Junior Pan Pacific Competitor … Named Lethridge’s 2014 Junior Male Athlete of the Year … Earned Swimming Canada’s Victor Davis Memorial Award in 2015 … Four-time Team MVP  (2012-2015)  … Holds club’s records in the 50m breaststroke (29.08), 100 breaststroke (1:03.89), 200 breaststroke (2:21.61) and 200 IM (2:08.58) …  Member of Chinook High School Interact Club.

Full name is Kaelan Jay Freund … Born August 23, 1998 in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada … Parents are Jason and Julie Freund … Has two siblings, Joshua and Brittany … Intends to major in mechanical engineering … Enjoys golfing … Wants to become an NCAA finalist and a Canadian Olympian … Favorite foods are litchi juice and steak … Favorite athlete is Richard Say … Favorite TV shows are Black Sails, Game of Thrones, Grimm and Walking Dead … Favorite movies are The Never-ending Story, Princess Bride and I am Legend.

Why Penn State?
“Penn State offers me the perfect combination of athletics and academics for me to move out on my own and create a life for myself that I can be happy with and proud of. The team is extremely helpful and supportive towards one another both in and out of the pool, the campus is a welcome change from the prairies of Alberta, and there is no better place to get a world class education. From the first contact Penn State had my attention with their kind, informative, and understanding coaches and staff. The team and coaches are eager to train hard and be the best they can. I am excited to join such a wonderful atmosphere.”


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